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good morning, america. breaking news, terror attack. gunmen open fire on a college campus in kenya. a fierce shootout with police. more than a dozen killed. attackers still on the loose. elite military units on the scene. we have the very latest. happening now, severe storms striking across the nation. >> oh, my god. >> whipping winds tearing up the heartland. cattle running for cover. hail pounding down as the severe drought forces california to take drastic measures. [ screaming ] caught on camera. the terrifying moment a wrong-way driver crashes head-on into a school bus. how did the hero bus driver protect the kids on board? they walked away with only minor injuries. and final tribute. an emotional moment at the "fast and furious" premiere. vin diesel speaking out about
his co-star and friend paul walker as their last film together gets ready to open around the country. and good morning, america. let's get right to that breaking news. a new terror attack in kenya. an active and very dangerous situation unfolding right now. it all began early this morning when gunmen stormed a university. more than a dozen already confirmed dead. the killer is still on the loose and the terror group al shabaab, and you see the students there huddling for safety, which the u.s. has been targeting has already claimed responsibility. let's get the latest from martha raddatz. >> good morning, george, it harrowing scene. panicked students running for their lives from the al qaeda-linked terror group.
with them targeting specifically nonmuslim students. students just getting ready for the day. when the attack began. al shabaab shooting their way past security guards at the college in kenya unleashing a wave of terror on campus. killing at least 15 wounding at least 60 others. >> started jumping up and down running for their lives. >> reporter: witnesses say the gunmen went door to door asking people whether they were muslim or christian. the muslims were released. >> really worried and waiting for any help from anywhere. >> reporter: but other shootings were indiskri nate huddling in vehicles others attempting to flee some of them in their
confusion running right toward the terror. soldiers and police rushing to the scene, just last week al shabaab, based in neighboring somalia claimed responsibility for a deadly siege on a hotel. al shabaab also responsible for the attack on the westgate mall in 2013 a terrifying inging shoppers. al shabaab has failed retribution on kenya for sending troops into somalia. the u.s. has been carrying out air strikes and ground raise against al shab killing one of its leaders just last month. this morning's attack could be retaliation for that. it also shows with or without leaders alabama shabaab is
capable of carrying out these deadly attacks. >> for the first time ever california forcing almost 40 million people to cut back on their water use. ginger zee is here tracking it all for us, and this is a serious situation. >> serious in many places so let's start with that severe weather. at least 50 severe storm reports including wind gusts up to 70 plus miles per hour. big hail, we're talking golf ball to even baseball size and this, a gustnado from nebraska and you can see we sped it up so you can see the rotation, still dangerous, not quite the same as a tornado, but we're going to see more of all of these types of events happening this afternoon and evening in this region here from louisville to paducah, back to springfield, northwest arkansas, look for those strong winds and large hail. that's just one of the headlines just like lara said, big-time
drought restrictions, water restrictions now in place in parts of california. we know that the sierra is at 6% of its annual snowpack and our kendis gibson is live this morning in california. good morning, kendis. >> reporter: ginger, good morning. this farm field out here shows you the problem. no rain for weeks, the soil, take a look, extremely dry. californians this morning waking up to a stark new reality. they have to limit watering their lawns and even their bathroom usage. this morning for the first time in history californians facing drastic mandatory water restrictions. >> we're in an historic drought and that demands unprecedented action. >> reporter: the state's 38 million residents forced to cut back on water consumption because of scenes like these, where water was once plentiful, it's now gone. the state deprived of much-needed precipitation during the important winter months. >> we're standing on dry grass and we should be standing in
five feet of snow. >> reporter: the snowpack, which accounts for a third of california's water supply, down to a historic low at 6% of snow usually seen in the mountains. here's a perfect example of the problem. this is where the water line was for this lake just north of l.a. now take a look at where it's at, 135 feet lower in just the last few years. the new restrictions calling for a 25% reduction enforced by heavy fines limiting water use at golf courses, public streets and on lawns. now at restaurants water is still served but only by request. there's a town about 100 miles northeast of where we are standing right now, literally, has no water. the wells have all gone dry. george, this morning the golden state looking brown. >> boy, it sure is. okay, kendis, thanks very much. we're going to get the latest now on a u.s. senator charged with corruption.
new jersey democrat robert menendez is defiant after the department of justice charged him for trading influence for private jet rides, vacations and other perks. prosecutors call it bribery. the senator says they were favors from an old friend. abc's david wright is tracking the case from newark. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, george. today, senator menendez will walk into the federal courthouse here in newark to answer these charges, already he's making it clear he plans to fight. cheered on by his supporters, the new jersey democrat defiantly vowed to clear his name against those shocking bribery and corruption charges. >> i'm angry because prosecutors at the justice department don't know the difference between friendship and corruption. >> reporter: at issue is his friendship with this man, dr. salomon melgen, a florida ophthalmologist. according to the indictment filed wednesday, the doctor used the senator as sort of a personal errand boy on capitol hill getting menendez to intervene in a billing dispute over medicare charges worth millions of dollars, getting him to push the state department to help one of the doctor's business ventures, and even
allegedly helping the doctor's girlfriends with their visa problems. in exchange, according to the indictment, the senator accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds from melgen, plus lavish caribbean holidays, deluxe hotel rooms in paris and expensive trips on board the doctor's private jet. the last time a u.s. senator faced bribery charges was 1980, the abscam investigation that inspired the movie "american hustle." >> i like you and we can do business together. >> reporter: menendez insists the fbi is out to get him. >> they are dead wrong and this is not how my career is going to end. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: that abscam senator was a new jersey democrat too. in fact, menendez now holds his seat. he says he has no plans to resign but he will step down temporarily as ranking member of the senate foreign relations committee. lara. >> david, thank you. turning now to the nationwide backlash against religious freedom laws, arkansas' governor changing course refusing to sign his
state's bill after his son asked him to veto it. lawmakers in indiana scrambling to change their law ahead of this weekend's ncaa final four. abc's gio benitez is in indianapolis with the very latest for us this morning. good morning to you, gio. >> reporter: good morning to you, lara. it now appears this morning that lawmakers have come up with a fix. they still need to vote on it but it could end this week-long saga. this morning, the fix to the indiana religious freedom law expected within hours. >> we'll keep plugging away. >> we're just trying to settle on some language. >> reporter: the revision would make sure the law won't protect businesses like this indiana pizza shop who make promises like these. >> if a gay couple was to come in like say we wanted -- they wanted us to provide them pizzas for a wedding, we would have to say no. >> reporter: the backlash so swift, the shop forced to close its doors wednesday. its yelp page inundated with negative comments, even a tweet threatening to burn the shop
down. in arkansas is governor asa hutchinson hoping to avoid this fire storm in his own state by refusing to sign a similar law citing his own family. >> it has divided families and there is clearly a generational gap on this issue. my son, seth, signed the petition asking me, dad, the governor, to veto this bill. >> reporter: back in indiana as the public awaits the revised law, college basketball teams arrive. the ncaa's final four coaches putting out a joint statement saying, "we have made a point to talk about the issue with our teams." adding "discrimination of any kind should not be tolerated." and back at that indiana pizza shop the owners tell our abc station in south bend they will keep it closed until the dust settles. that's if it settles at all, george. >> good point.
gio, okay, thanks very much. sflmpblt we're going to get the latest now on robert durst. charged with murder he is expected to appear in court today. ahead of that his lawyer sat down with our matt gutman in new orleans now. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, george. robert durst's attorney says to expect something of a mini trial here today. both sides expected to bring witnesses and evidence and we'll learn a lot more about allegations 15 years in the making, specifically why the lapd believes robert durst murdered his best friend. this morning, robert durst back in court, his lawyers challenging his new orleans arrest on gun and drug charges. >> there is almost no chance that a judge is going to rule that the arrest warrant was invalid. this case is almost certainly going to go to trial. >> reporter: on march 14th, officers raided his new orleans hotel room saying they found a man on the run. with an illegal gun, a big bag of pot, a full face and neck latex mask and over $42,000 in cash in his room. a conviction on those gun and drug charges could mean life in prison thanks to durst's past
felony convictions. perhaps one reason why his attorney dick degeurin is so focused on getting durst back to california. why so eager to get back to fight a murder accusation of all things? >> because i think they don't have evidence. this case has all of the salaciousness that attracts attention. >> reporter: degeurin telling us durst has asperger syndrome which influenced him to do "the jinx." >> one of the things about asperger's is the person is trusting. he trusted the producers and that was misplaced trust. >> reporter: former westchester d.a. who investigated him in his first wife's disappearance, degeurin accuses her of a witch hunt and tells me that he will try to call her for a witness the second time. >> asked for a subpoena for jeanine pirro. >> reporter: you have a thing
with jeanine pirro. >> no, i don't. >> it seems like it. >> no but i know who does. >> reporter: the hint, of course, is that it's robert durst who has a thing for jeanine pirro. durst probably wouldn't be here were it not for her, his attorney tells me. durst is still in a psychiatric ward an hour outside of town but he's off suicide watch. george. >> okay, matt, thanks very much. today's other top stories from amy, you're starting with new information about that huge explosion in the gulf. >> yes, george, and there are incredible pictures this morning from the explosion that engulfed an oil rig in flames, fireballs shooting into the sky, workers jumping for their lives. abc's ryan owens has new information about the environmental risk. >> reporter: a fire like this would be difficult to fight on land, but in the middle of the gulf of mexico, the feat was monumental. with firefighters on cruise ship size boats working well into the night to douse the inferno. the blast that sparked it happened well before dawn wednesday on the oil rig off the coast of mexico.
this worker saying some of them had to jump into the water. some took cell phone video. four people died. more than 300 evacuated. dozens of them hurt. this morning, the mexican state run company that owns the rig said it's investigating what caused the fiery blast and it also insists an oil spill has been prevented. a major concern, especially given the similarities to the historic deepwater horizon blast, which resulted in an unprecedented spill in the gulf in 2010. the somber five-year anniversary coming up this month. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> ryan, thank you. in los angeles, fire crews rescued people from this two-story motel, flames pouring out of the top floor, some people were forced to jump from second-floor windows. officials now confirming one person has died. nearly a dozen others are
injured. the cause is under investigation. the jobs market, the numbers applying for unemployment benefits dropped significantly last week. and talks aimed at curbing iran's nuclear program have been extended once again. secretary of state john kerry and other foreign envoys enduring an all-night session and this morning, new optimism. the french saying the finish line is in sight. they're pushing for terms of an agreement that would force iran to reduce its nuclear capabilities in exchange for easing sanctions. well, in the wake of last week's plane crash in the alps, german authorities today said they will look into new possibilities for cockpit doors. co-pilot andreas lubitz locked the pilot out of the cockpit before crashing the plane. authorities today also promised to examine pilot certification procedures in the wake of the airline saying it knew lubitz had suffered severe depression.
back here at home, an urgent manhunt is under way for an escaped murderer. police say this image from a surveillance video shows 23-year-old kamron taylor escaping from a jail in eastern illinois after beating a guard unconscious and stealing his uniform and car keys. he was able to walk away by wearing the guard's uniform and then driving off in his suv. police consider him armed and dangerous. a $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to his arrest. well, pope francis is in the news this morning after a trip to the doctor's. the vatican medical team urging the pontiff to lay off the pasta because of his recent weight gain. the pope is known for his appetite. video of him accepting that pizza from a man on the street of naples recently went viral. doctors are pushing him to cut back on the pasta and exercise more, and i think pizza is included in that, pontiff. all right, finally, what has to be the best trip to the supermarket ever for a woman from new york.
darlene smith went to the store to buy her husband's favorite ice cream birthday cake, she was being a good wife. you can see there. she also bought a scratch-off lottery ticket. you know where this is going. she won $3 million. smith is a postal worker and she says she may skip work today but only because she has a cold. her son immediately asked for a bmw when he heard word about the $3 million but her response was classic. she said, and i quote, yeah, right. i don't think he's getting the beamer. >> nice birthday present for dad, though. >> maybe on an installment plan. thanks, amy. ginger, welcome back. you're welcoming us with stormy weather in the northwest. >> stormy weather in the northwest that's now moving to the south and east, but let me start you off with what was happening in oregon. we had convection so thunderstorms and that's actually small hail that was adding up and looking more like snow but that same energy is going to move to the south and east, and for tonight through early tomorrow, going to drop 3 to 5 inches of snow in denver so
they get spring snow. that happens there. today they'll go to 45 before everything goes down but 51 salt lake city, so quite stormy in the center, and that's the same one that we'll be talking about with severe weather and then wind advisories and warnings out in the southwest, warm but not as warm as it'll get later this week. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. grab the sunglasses. it will be sunny. calmer. warmer.
today and tomorrow. cooling sea breeze is back this weekend. a chance of scattered showers sunday morning. a better chance on tuesday. a lost low-to-mid 70s but san francisco and the cost mid-to-upper 60. tonight we fall into the 40s. the seven-day forecast shows tomorrow is the warmest only 50s and 60 sunda >> hot and dry from california to minneapolis. you can see the plumes of smoke from wildfires not just there but iowa and yesterday minneapolis, record high 84. >> oh, my gosh. >> okay, ginger, thanks very much. coming up on "gma," outrage on the duke university campus. a noose found hanging from a tree. concerned students are speaking out. also coming up, new questions about uber this morning facing backlash as one of its drivers is charged for allegedly trying to rob a passenger's home. and caught on camera. a driver crashing head-on with a bus full of schoolchildren. wow, how the driver managed to keep those kids safe. and all the fallout from april fools' day.
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officer johnson is the first san jose officer to die in the line of duty since 2001. abc 7 news will carry the memorial service live scheduled to begin at 11:00. our live coverage will start with the procession. there will be a traffic impact to that. >> exactly we'll keep our eye on that procession. as we take a look right now this is a picture of 101 southbound side. it is quite busy as you make your commute up to 580. we have a crash over to the shoulder but causing delays. as you pull into northbound side of 880 at marina boulevard we are looking at
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right now, an investigation under way at duke university after a noose was found hanging from a campus tree. students saying it's the latest in a string of scary incidents. and an uber driver facing charges for returning to a passenger's home and trying to rob them. and we say good morning to you all. we have so much to get to this morning. hey, prom season is on the way. and coming up our t.j. holmes will tell us what people are spending big bucks on this year and it's not what you think, right? >> it's not at all, lara, $919, that's the average cost for a teen to go to prom but a third of that is going to be spent before they actually even have a date. we'll explain coming up, george.
>> the average is $919? >> times have changed. >> okay, t.j., thanks a lot. but we'll begin now with that outrage at duke university after a noose was found hanging from a tree on campus. as the school heads to the final four the university is investigating to find out who is responsible for the racist act promising to punish anyone behind it. abc's linsey davis is tracking the story. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, george. this is just the latest in a series of incidents on college campuses that is once again turning the national conversation back to race. while the person responsible for hanging the noose has not been identified the message to them this morning from university officials is that this hateful act will only strengthen the school's resolve. this morning, an investigation is under way to determine who is responsible for hanging this chilling symbol of racism, a noose on a tree just outside duke university's student center. >> all: we are not afraid. we stand together. >> reporter: on campus outrage. >> this is no duke we will accept. this is no duke we want. >> reporter: police quickly taking the noose down after it
was discovered early wednesday morning. but a firestorm had already been sparked on social media. with one student tweeting "i have never felt as unsafe here at duke as i have these last few weeks." and another, "it's becoming increasingly clear with each scandal acts of racism that this school was not meant for me." this student speaking out in shadow about the hostile environment on campus. >> right now our peers tolerate us but they don't feel like they have to accept us. >> reporter: the vice president of student affairs calling the noose display cowardly acts of bias in an e-mail to students saying he can't begin to describe his disgust and anger. this, as duke prepares to play in the final four. members of the basketball team seen here departing for indianapolis. the campus already mired in controversy following another alleged incident two weeks ago, a black female student saying a group of white males chanted a racist song at her. this same chant that made national headlines last month when sigma alpha epsilon fraternity members from the
university of oklahoma were caught on tape singing it on a bus. the vice president of student affairs saying to whomever committed this hateful and stupid act i just want to say that, if your intent was to create fear, it will have the opposite effect. lara. >> thank you so much. and want to turn to uber. the name has become synonymous with fast and easy transportation but now it's facing some backlash. a driver dropping a colorado woman off at the airport and then allegedly heading back to her house to rob her. abc's brandi hitt has the frightening story. >> reporter: this morning, uber driver gerald montgomery is no longer behind the wheel. he's behind bars accused of trying to burglarize a passenger's home just hours after dropping her off at denver international airport last week. >> i saw the pick in the door. >> reporter: police say what montgomery didn't count on was the woman, natalie's roommate, being home.
amy kissinger allegedly discovering this tool in the back door. >> i said, can i help you with something and he said i'm a friend of natalie's. >> reporter: kissinger texted natalie, who replied she wasn't expecting anyone. natalie thought it might be her uber driver and forwarded her this receipt. >> she sent me a screen shot of his picture and it was the same guy. >> reporter: kissinger calling police but montgomery took off leaving his burglary tools behind and officers tracking him down five days later. >> there was evidence left behind that concerns us greatly that he might have done this somewhere else. >> make people aware this might happen. >> reporter: the popular uber ride share app is used in 260 cities around the world but has become the focus of several recent safety concerns. some uber drivers accused of indecent assault and battery to sexual assault. in a statement to abc news, uber says it had performed a background check on montgomery before hiring him and that upon
learning about this incident from our valued rider we immediately deactivated the driver's access to the platform pending a full investigation. now being held on an attempted second degree burglary charge montgomery is expected to appear in court tomorrow. for "good morning america," brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> some scary stuff there. >> yeah. "the speed feed" time. amy is over in the social square. >> oh, yes, this is funny. april fools' day still keeping everyone laughing in your feeds this morning and some of the best pranks are going viral. take a look at what happened to jimmy kimmel's house as the poor man was just trying to get some shut-eye. rihanna in the house. ♪ >> jimmy's reaction. he said that's not usually how rihanna appears in his dreams. and you'll remember tom brady not fake stunt, cliff diving in costa rica. huge outcry about this from panicked patriot fans. well, he punked his fans with this picture. he's in a hospital bed wrapped
head to toe in a body cast, not really, and another one we love came from the company tesla showing off what it calls its model w watch and, you know, as funny as that looks, i mean it's obviously an april fools' joke, well, reportedly the company's stock surged after the announcement people so excited about potentially wearing big ben. i mean, oh well. tell us about your pranks and tweet us at #socialsquare. did anybody get you guys? >> ali came very close to getting me. >> yeah she had another good one. >> she had a good one. she impersonated our -- the guy who runs our building. she did get harper. she put -- she covered garlic cloves in chocolate and served it -- >> oh, no. >> mom! >> oh. >> i kind of love her more for that. >> yeah. >> not really. >> how was harper? >> she was a little mad. >> good job, ali. let's get some more weather from ginger.
>> okay, let's go ahead and start. i told you about that record high in the 80s in minneapolis. well, across wisconsin was also seeing record highs and this video is from parts of iowa, eastern iowa, where a prescribed burn went out of control and you're going to see fire danger high just like that today anywhere from the southwest and arizona, new mexico, texas, all the way up to the dakotas and minnesota, so do look out for that. the wind gusts in some places will reach up to 60 miles per hour so you get hot this time of year, it usually comes with quite windy conditions. that spring warmth is moving to the east, cincinnati will be 71 today and look at new york city in the 60s. atlanta, get ready for 80 as we head through the end of the week and start of the weekend. good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with sunshine and warmer weather today and low-to-mid 70s inland and around the bay we will have mid-60s to mid-70s in the south bay and low-to-mid 60 along the coast into san francisco. my seven-day forecast show as chance of >> all that weather brought to you by verizon and just a
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♪ ♪ and we are back now with that terrifying bus crash. a driver collides head-on with a school bus full of children. but the quick-thinking bus driver prevented any major injuries. abc's cecilia vega has the details. >> reporter: watch as this school bus carrying nearly 40 children in tulsa, oklahoma -- [ screaming ] -- collides with an suv barreling the wrong way down the interstate. the driver speeding 60 miles per hour, 20 miles over the speed limit.
several students bruised but fortunately no severe injuries. in brentwood, tennessee, a police officer uses his own vehicle as a last-ditch effort to stop a wrong way driver. [ sirens ] you can see the officer turning on his emergency lights waiting for the driver to get just close enough bracing for the moment of impact. [ sirens ] >> you're on the wrong side of the highway. >> reporter: more than 1,000 people every year die in wrong way crashes usually hit head-on they tend to be more fatal than any other kind of car accident. if you see those lights coming at you, is there anything you can do? >> stay out of the fast lane, stay out of the car pool lane, stay in the middle lane. at least it gives you the ability to move to the right or the left. >> reporter: check out this wrong-way driver racing down this texas highway. and look at what officers discover in the backseat when they finally stop the car.
>> he needed to be stopped somewhere or another. >> this is going to hurt somebody. >> reporter: this driver in wisconsin drove the wrong way for six miles almost plowing into this sheriff's deputy. states are trying to fight back from simple light on signs in texas to high-tech reflectors in arizona which shine red. most wrong-way drivers strike at night or during the weekend. so experts advise be especially alert during those times. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, new york. >> rough stuff there. >> so hard to see those images, again, pointing out all those kids were just fine on that bus. >> thank goodness for that. coming up here, teresa guidice's new reality. the family photo taken in prison and her husband is speaking out. and prom season is here. it's costing big bucks for kids this year. you're never going to guess what they're spending the most money on. you've got to hear it. stay with us. ♪ we aren't looking for just any college students. we're looking for the fighters. the focused. and formidable.
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money on these days in social square. hey. >> hey there, $919. george sounded surprised but that earlier, but that's the average per teen per prom season. this is not the big chuck for the tux, limo party or the after-party. most of that is going towards getting a date in the first place. welcome to the age of the prom-posal. >> one, two, three, prom. >> reporter: forget the flowers or the dress. this year your teen's biggest expense breaking the bank on the way to the dance of their dreams -- is the prom-posal. teens hoping for that yes spending more money than ever before putting hundreds of dollars into pricey productions like choreographed flash mobs. ♪ it's going to be me ♪ >> reporter: scavenger hunts, even rowing their way to romance. >> i thought, why not buy her a dress and ask her to be my date. >> reporter: some even recruiting celebs to get in on the game. the new york jets giving this
girl some muscle to help her ask her football-crazed friend to prom. bryan cranston breaking a seriously bad question for these prom-goers last year. >> maddie, if you don't go to the prom with stefan and maybe your best course of action would be to tread lightly. >> reporter: we even got in on the fun helping josh ask sandy to prom live right here on "gma." >> i want her to be able to say my prom-posal was the most over the top thing to happen to me. >> reporter: over the top trend. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: turning teenagers into puddles everywhere. all right, sara's option doesn't work anymore. she doesn't want to do it. bigger and better than the previous generation. we're in the social media age. you got to do something extravagant, 324 bucks -- >> you don't have to. >> if a guy puts a little thought, you don't need to do big bells and whistles. >> diy. >> it's the surprise element that's free. >> we're very passionate about
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good morning, i'm eric thomas. a major expansion home rental service will allow american travelers to book lodging in cuba starting today. in january the obama administration loosened restrictions on u.s. business and it's set to encourage the growth of the island's small private sector. let's look at the weather now with mike. >> breezy but they will be tapering as e we head towards the afternoon hours compared to yesterday. a lot of 70s except for the coast. 60s into san francisco. my seven-day forecast, still a chance of light scattered showers sunday morning.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and teresa guidice's life behind bars. a family photo snapped in prison just revealed. now, the "real housewife's" husband is speaking out for the first time on how she's doing. and elementary school cheating scandal. 11 public school teachers and principals arrested taken away in handcuffs. why they could go to prison to years. emotions running high at the "fast and furious" premiere. vin diesel taking the stage fighting back tear, what he said about co-star paul walker. ♪ what's going on ♪ and what is happening here? why john legend's megahit has gone to the dogs. ♪ i'm on the edge ♪ all that and mega "deals & steals," oprah edition. >> both: good morning, america.
♪ and a very special version of march madness right here in times square this morning. i'm not sure exactly what's going on but qias omar and you see them playing basketball with shopping carts. >> i think i could even slam dunk with shopping carts. i feel like that. >> there's the video that inspired it. >> there's the video. it's gone crazy online. millions of views on youtube. qias showing off his mad dunking skills. he's funny. i guess you get bored when you're shopping with your girlfriend especially at target. >> and you get on "gma." >> yeah, so, this is our tribute, "gma" style, to march madness. >> off the head, nothing but cart. >> all right, cue the music, everyone. ♪ hallelujah ♪
>> everyone. come on, george. >> yep. ♪ uptown funk going to give it to you ♪ >> why are we playing this music? >> it's fun. >> it gets you going but it's also got a big headline this morning. that's "uptown funk" by mark ronson and bruno mars, it just passed robin thicke's "blurred lines" to become the longest run number one single of the decade. there's only ten singles in history that have spent that many weeks at number one according to billboard. we know why. >> i think i just threw my back out. >> it's been played a lot. >> i even saw george jiggle a little. did you jiggle? >> it was like a hand jiggle. >> if it stays there for three more weeks it actually ties the all-time record. that was set by mariah carey, boyz ii men, the year was 1995, when "one sweet day" spent 16 weeks at numero uno. >> good history lesson. news from amy.
george good morning. we begin with breaking news about that plane kranch in french alps. a tablet belonging to the co-pilot lubitz there's key evidence on that tablet what he searched online just days before the crash. alex has the very latest. alex good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. more stunning revelations just moments ago from the german authorities while invests gators were searching his apartment, they found his tablet they found searches on different ways to commit suicide as well as cockpit door security. you'll recall the lock on the cockpit door designed after 9/11 allowed lubitz to lock the captain out of the cockpit when he went to the restroom. after a week of searching, they have found the second black box,
the data recorder they'll mine that for clues about how he brought that flight down. amy. >> alex, thank you. also breaking now a terrorist attack if at a kenyan clench at garissa university opening fire on students as they were waking up. some of the attackers are still believed to be holding several girls hostage. al shabaab is claiming responsibility. muslim students were released. while christians were quote shot on the spot. during the chaos, students reportedly ran toward the gun fire. this morning, republican leaders in indiana are unveiling changes to that controversial religious freedom law that sparked a national outcry they're poised to vote today on new language to guarantee businesses aren't allowed to discriminate against
gays and lesbians. the governor of arkansas has also changed course now refusing to sign similar legislation in his state. new video just in from the dallas area building collapse outside of a high school in the city of ar guile, texas. is the steel frame of an athletic facility came crashing down. one person was killed three person were injured. no students were nearby at the time. 11 teachers and school administrators in atlanta have been convicted in a massive cheating scandal. they were charged with alerting altering student test scores so they could get promotions and cash bonuses. in the face of workers protests mcdonald's has agreed to give its workers a raise. 90,000 workers at company-owned locations will be paid $1 above the minimum wage and will
receive paid time off. in health news a major concern for millions of families coping with adhd. in a new study the cdc found one-quarter of preschool children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are being treated only with medication. many experts believe behavioral therapy should be tried first. they warn medication could have serious side effects in children that young. our dr. richard besser will be on twitter this morning to answer your questions about this new study. and finally, if you thought tom brady's big cliff jump scared football fans, you ain't seen nothing yet. another football star decided to do this, walk on top of a plane in midair and that's not all. linebacker deandre levy of the detroit lions also climbed on to the wing, look at that, hanging on as the pilot flew some loops. this is thousands of feet in the air. his daredevil performance is, in fact, a contract violation, but the lions apparently aren't taking it too seriously. favorite quote of the day, the
executive on the team's official position is don't fall. >> oh. >> easy to follow, right? >> he doesn't look harnessed. >> i don't think he was. >> i think he was -- they do that. >> a lot of weight on one wing, right? >> i think they can do it. >> big question is why they do it. >> there's a lot of force going against him. another project for ginger. "pop news" and weather coming up. lara is over in the social square. >> ginger, no. right now, though, let's talk about the "gma morning menu," coming up in "pop news" vin diesel's touching tribute to his friend and co-star, paul walker at the "fast and furious" premiere. and then, a look at life behind bars for reality star teresa guidice. her husband speaking out this morning. and then we'll switch gears to fish oil. so popular as a dietary supplement but what is it really doing for you? is it really what the doctor ordered for your health? you hear that, we're outside with "deals & steals" and it's a big one.
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>> they are getting married, aren't they, sara? >> that's quite obvious, george. >> i thought penguins -- but, no. >> you're upping the bar for "pop news." >> i mean it's a wedding and it's a pup wedding, george. anyone would be pretty excited but how about these two? belting out "all of me" for his dogs' nuptials or should i say, puptials. >> you said it. >> you're welcome. legend announcing wednesday he will perform a private concert to benefit his education nonprofit and what better way to promote it than with a doggie wedding, of course. legend wrote the song about his supermodel wife chrissy teigen who also makes an appearance at the wedding. >> was she the flower girl? >> no, she pops in kind of shocked that she's watching her husband with the dogs. i would think it would be a normal day but not too much. and switching gears now an emotional night at the premiere of "furious 7." vin diesel making a heartfelt
tribute to his close friend and co-star paul walker who died in a car crash in 2013. take a look. >> there's something emotional that happens to you where you walk out of this movie and you appreciate everyone you love because you just never know when the last day is you're ever going to see him. >> diesel also said how important the support of the whole cast has been throughout this difficult process and how much they've learned -- leaned on each other. one of the movie's producers adding that he thinks walker would have been proud of the final product. he also named his daughter pauline after paul. >> so sweet. >> yeah, and a good message there for everyone. and you've probably heard because we want to end "pop" on a high note. "four five seconds," rihanna's hit with kanye west and paul mccartney and vocal harmonies may have sounded familiar. ♪ we got three more days till friday ♪ >> well, it's been revealed that the backing vocals were actually provided by the ladies of wilson phillips. >> good for them.
>> it turned out kanye reached out to the group and several of them -- excuse me, several years ago to let loose on the show and apparently he said when he thinks of authenticity and angelic he thinks of them. >> i agree. >> i think of my high school. >> i agree. that album. >> i think of "bridesmaids." ♪ someday someone's going to turn around and say good-bye ♪ you too? did you feel "bridesmaids"? >> i did. i was out of high school when they were hot -- >> just a little bit. >> thank you. "heat index" coming up. let's go to ginger. >> hey, good morning, and look at the crowd. it is -- you're here for -- what are you here for? >> spring break. >> spring break. saying hey to her girls in georgia. you're about to have a nice day in the northeast but right there in the midwest and parts of the midsouth, not as nice. a live look at louisville. this morning, the clouds are coming in. you will see 2 to 4 inches of rain in the next few days so
a flood watch back to the south and west. you can see where that heaviest bull's-eye will fall, that yellow 3 to 5 inches so we are looking for that along with, remember, hail and damaging wind which we will be highlights and not only today but tomorrow's risk which we'll have coming up. where are you from? >> kentucky. >> kentucky. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. grab the sunglasses. it will be sunny. calmer. warmer. today and tomorrow. cooling sea breeze is back this weekend. a chance of scattered showers sunday morning. a better chance on tuesday. a lost low-to-mid 70s but san francisco and the cost mid-to-upper 60. tonight we fall into the 40s. the seven-day forecast shows tomorrow is the warmest only 50s and 60 >> santa cruz, california, madeline has something to say. >> thank you. i love you.
>> ah, that was for grandma and grandpa and for everyone inside. >> all right, thank you very much, ginger. and first up on our "gma heat index," new details about reality star teresa guidice's life behind bars, the "real housewife" serving a 15-month jail sentence for fraud and her husband joe now speaking out for the first time about what her life is really like. this is teresa guidice's new reality, a family photo in a prison visiting room as seen on the cover of "us weekly," the new jersey housewife now a connecticut inmate. >> i'm a jersey girl. no one can knock me down. >> reporter: instead of a multimillion-dollar home and lavish spending teresa now wakes up every morning in a cubicle she shares with five others here at the federal correctional institute in danbury, connecticut, the real-life inspiration for the hit show "orange is the new black." her husband joe speaking out for the first time about what life is like for his wife behind bars.
>> i guess she has a little job in the kitchen doing something, basically works out, eats, watches television, reads, goes to church. got a little busy schedule. >> reporter: that routine includes trying to keep up with her formerly glamorous life. >> joe actually told us a really funny story. she had them waiting for an hour while she was finishing her hair and makeup. every time they visit she does her hair and makeup jersey girl although she's seen smiling to a tee. >> reporter: although she's seen smiling with her girls on her lap the reality star talked to me last year about her fears. >> what's the hardest part? >> my kids going through this every day. >> it's a lot of pressure when you're making your kids trying to feel safe. how do you do it? >> i just can't be upset and curl up in a ball and just go in a room and lock the door. >> when the door is shut and they are in bed, do you get to do that? >> yes, and i do do that. i mean, i would be lying to say that's not happening. >> "extra" tv showing us joe is left to play mr. mom although
teresa is still very much a daily part of the family. >> we basically talk every day. she e-mails me basically telling me what to do, you know, pretty much sets my schedule. >> reporter: teresa has only served three months of a 15-month sentence. despite the smiles, the future is still unclear for this family and the weekly visits can take their toll. >> you know, what joe actually told me is the toughest part about this whole thing every time they drive up to the prison and have to say good-bye at 3:00 that's really the toughest point. joe said he actually cries harder than the girls do on the car ride home. >> but it is so tough on those girls in that family and we wish them well. >> i hope those girls are doing just fine. also on the "gma heat index" this morning, you've heard of tiger moms. helicopter parenting. even elephant parenting. i think we've covered that one, but now there's something called lighthouse parenting that people are saying may be the best way to raise your kids. it's featured in a book from the american academy of pediatrics
and it's all about guiding your children as they travel through rough waters. abc's juju chang has details. >> reporter: they majestically dot the coastline guiding ships safely to port but what can they teach us about raising teens? >> we want to be beacons of lie on a stable shoreline from which they can safely navigate the world. >> reporter: in a new book "raising kids to thrive," dr. kenneth ginsburg said it's a strategy teaching them how to navigate the murky waters of adolescence. >> sometimes kids need to learn from failure. >> reporter: something clair and phil struggle with on "modern family." >> it's such a pleasure getting to know kenny it's our treat. >> are you kidding? >> no. >> give them your credit card. >> you are going to let me go with him? >> reporter: but in the pantheon of parenting techniques what makes lighthouse parenting different from tiger moms or helicopter dads? >> extreme models of parenting are not the way to raise your kids. love, protection and letting
your kids learn from failure, that's how people grow. >> reporter: to research his book he went to the true experts, teens, even co-writing with his own twin teen daughters. >> kids know what it's going to take to help them to thrive. >> reporter: for many, the teen years can be frightening but marty bernicker says lighthouse parenting has helped guide her and her four sons. >> it focuses on the relationship, not having all the answers but problem solving with them as they face things. >> if i do make a mistake or if i do mess up and i need their help, i know i can count on them. >> reporter: so, how does a parent become a lighthouse? start by making sure your children know they are loved unconditionally. then set your expectations on character, not performance. >> you hold them to the expectations of morality and character that you know lies within them. >> reporter: but most importantly, strive to strike a balance between protection and guidance. >> when we raise kids in a balanced way we're going to raise kids who are going to be successful when they're 35. >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. >> soups very reasonable. >> makes a lot of sense.
>> yeah. perfect. >> just a reminder, elephant parenting is nurturing, the opposite. >> we were all asking. >> yeah. there's been so many. so this sounds like sort of an in the middle. >> i like the lighthouse. all right, we'll move on. it's time to yahoo! your day. and this morning, we're breaking down the elements of fish oil. widely used in the u.s. but a new piece in "the new york times" suggests it may not be as helpful as you think so sara haines checked in with an expert to find out how much it works. >> celebs claim it makes their hire shine and we think it promotes heart health, but is it legit or should you quit? ♪ yahoo ♪ >> reporter: you don't want to get between people and their fish oil. it's one of the most widely used dietary supplements in the u.s. taken by model elle macpherson and actress jennifer aniston. while some people use it for dry eyes, to strengthen hair and
nails or to enhance your mood it's mostly used to protect heart health. but does it work? is it legit or should you quit? we're enlisting the help of michele promaulayko, editor in chief of "yahoo health." >> it contains omega-3 fatty acids from fish for cardiovascular disease, some people take it for beauty benefits. >> reporter: but as reported in "the new york times," most of the clinical trials involving fish oil have found no evidence that it lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. a trade association for dietary supplements say there is a strong body of evidence that supports the benefits of supplements such as fish oil in several areas. in theory they should work, they have properties to lower inflammation and may have a blood-thinning effect but the jury is still out. we are joined by abc news chief health and medical editor dr. richard besser and, dr.
besser, most people say fish oil because they believe there are those health benefits from the omega-3 fatty acids. are those benefits real? >> well, it's a good question. we know that omega-3 fatty acids are really good for us. but the big question is, when you take them as fish oil do they really work? there are some studies that show they do and some studies show they don't. they lower triglycerides, a fat linked to heart disease but the studies don't seem to show it prevents heart attacks or save lives interest that. >> we also heard in the piece that this is actually one of the most widely used supplements. >> yeah. >> why is it so popular? >> it all goes back to the 1980s and there was an observation made among eskimos in greenland and found that eskimos had very low rates of heart disease and when they looked at what they ate, they ate a lot of fish, a lot of fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids and they figured maybe it would prevent heart attacks and did a study and the first showed some benefits. others haven't. one of the questions if you take the omega-3s out of the fish
and just take it as a supplement do you still get that benefit? or is it something else about the food, you know, can removing it, does it -- >> what about the other health benefit, you know, some of the physical like the hair, the nails. >> shiny hair. >> yes, the important things, the hair. [ laughter ] >> forget the heart health. >> so i mean they're looking at it for asthma, for allergies, for hair, for dementia, for all kinds of things, and the studies really haven't come down to show that there's really a benefit. there are a lot of ongoing studies looking at heart disease and alzheimer's but the jury is still out so, i want to ask you two the big question from what you've heard so far in terms of taking fish oil, legit or quit? >> quit. >> i say why supplement when you can eat it? >> quit. >> well, that's what i would say too. >> when i come down to it i come down the same way. there are a lot of heart doctors who do recommend it for their patients and so don't stop if yours does. >> there's no downside to taking it. >> very safe to take. >> dr. besser, thank you so much. tory is here with "deals & steals."
breaking news, a helicopter pilot was hit with a laser. he landed the airplane safely at livermore airport. it happened around 6:40 this morning. they believe it came from the bishop ranch industrial park area over the dublin interchange. the chp and faa are investigating. the plane landed safely. more now on the morning commute. >> very dangerous. as we look right now, that is i-80 westbound where we have emergency crews that are blocking one lane because of a motorcycle crash involving injuries. up to two lanes have been blocked at times. that's putting a crimp in your
(clucking noises) everyone wants to be the cadbury bunny because only he brings delicious cadbury creme eggs. while others may keep trying nobunny knows easter better than cadbury. welcome back temperatures in the 40s and 50s. more. of us will dip into the 30s tonight. winds are gusting in fairfield, but it will be a calmer and
warmer day today by about 2 to 6 degrees from the coast to our ♪ check it out, baseball's opening day coming up, and we're about to celebrate with something like that, a giant mascot face-off tomorrow. 15 of your favorite mascots from across the country heading to times square to be here right on "gma." >> look at those moves. all right, we've got another big celebration right here in times square. march madness is upon us. and all morning long we have been watching people play basketball. dunking in shopping carts. what did you say -- sara said it best, nothing but cart. >> nothing but cart. >> i love it. they're joined by this guy, qias omar. we showed you the video he did of his mad skills. that's where he got more than a million hits on youtube. nice work, love that. >> let's bring youtube to times square right now because it's
time for some friendly competition. we're going to have a dunking contest now between team ginger, right here, and team sara. with the help of everyone here from metro queens. qias will be judging their skills correct? >> yeah. >> are the teams ready? >> yes. >> okay, all right. let's see the kids go first and then our anchors will close it out with the ultimate dunk. all right? >> ready? >> here we go, everybody. oh, he's going for the 360. oh, he got it. a 360. what a play. oh, the one-hand -- wait a minute. wait a minute. the dunk. wait a minute. wait. coming up here, wait a minute. oh! oh, my god. what an alley-oop. what an alley-oop. here you go. oh, the twirl, the twirl, look at this. this is amazing. oh. >> unbelievable. >> oh. >> that was a tornado. >> that was a tornado.
>> yes. >> that was amazing. >> okay. qias, how did they do? >> what about me? >> i saw that. you lost a little points for that. >> i lost points for -- >> i think she should get -- >> that's traveling. >> that's traveling. >> if it was for style, then maybe we'll give you a few points but it didn't look like it. i think our winner is over here. >> oh! [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, qias. thanks for all the final four gear. >> very nicely done. we also want to give you a quick announcement. "general hospital" fans, mark your calendars, the show is set to air two shows live from their l.a. studios much that's happening on may 15th and may 18th, that is fun. >> all right, we'll all be tuning in. but in the meantime, let's turn to a stay-at-home mom turned entrepreneur who sewed her way to success with the help of social media. abc's rebecca jarvis has her story.
>> i love this one. >> reporter: brandi temple was a stay-at-home in lexington, north carolina, with a sewing machine collecting dust. >> my husband bought it for me for mother's day and it was a joke because he said are you ever going to use it. >> reporter: then she started making dresses for her daughters. >> because i couldn't find anything in the market. my daughters were five years apart and they wanted to match. >> reporter: so, when the recession hit, she decided to not only make dresses for her daughters, but sell them too, and before she knew it, her clothing company lolly wolly doodle was born. >> i decided to go on the facebook platform. i knew that moms wanted these affordable, adorable clothes. >> reporter: now temple is a millionaire. >> we didn't create a business. we created first a community and these moms talked together and they shared their stories and their pictures of their children wearing the lolly wolly doodle clothes and everything else just grew so organically and just so
natural that, you know, we weren't trying. it literally just happened. >> reporter: lolly wolly doodle now brings in over $10 million a year in sales, growing rapidly each year. temple now part of a growing number of people turing to social media to embark on their dreams. >> people who are interested in growing a big audience i think have to pay attention to the social element of social media. it's about engaging other people in the community but also having sort of a bidirectional conversation with your fans and followers. >> reporter: temple's tips for making it big online, know who your customers are and adapt your social media plan to what they're already doing. be true to your brand and don't be afraid to experiment. keep trying new things. moving from her garage to a factory, temple is now one of the top employers in her small town with many of her employees calling her their guardian angel. >> to know that, you know, i was blessed with the opportunity to
give back, and for people to be able to save their homes, it was just giving someone an opportunity to work and to earn it. it's pretty awesome. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news, lexington, north carolina. >> amazing woman. amazing story. thank you, rebecca, for bringing us that. and let's turn now to ginger with a final check of the weather. >> let's do it. okay, hey, everybody, good morning. i brought up my new friends. where are you from? >> we are from norway. >> from norway. and tell me your name. i love your name. >> halvard. >> i just come back from europe, just so you know, i've even got some euros in my pocket still. i was at a global weather conference in paris. and that's where we start with the eiffel tower. the whole time i was there the wind was like 30, 40 miles per hour, lots of rain. they're having quite a spring in paris too and michigan, look at the pothole.
you can see the lower peninsula with a heart in it. isn't that nice? oh, probably not so nice when your car hits that. today's severe storms not going to be nice either, today and this afternoon, strong winds, large hail and isolated tornado slips to the south and east. even good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with sunshine and warmer weather today and low-to-mid 70s inland and around the bay we will have mid-60s to mid-70s in the south bay and low-to-mid 60 along the coast into san francisco. my seven-day forecast show as chance of scattered on sunday om >> all right. it is time for a steamy sneak peek at tonight's episode of "scandal." it is a scene with olivia the morning after. >> listen, russell -- >> my name is not really russell. i mean it is but it's franklin, franklin russell. >> you gave me a fake name. >> do you have a problem with that, alex? are we sticking with alex or can i start calling you olivia? >> well, you don't need to call
me anything because this is it. >> here's the thing, alex, i don't think it is. >> ooh! we can call olivia alex now? you can watch the full clip from tonight's new episode at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! and the full episode of "scandal" airs tonight at 9:00, 8:00 central right here on abc. lara. >> ginger, delicious and so is this. we're talking about antoine's right now, this is one of the country's oldest family-run restaurants celebrating their 175th anniversary. this new orleans establishment has survived the great depression, prohibition, hurricane katrina, of course, till going strong. >> still going strong. >> thanks to this guy. chef michael regua is here to show us how to make one of their most popular dishes. i wish you could smell it. this is pompano, which is a
gorgeous fish. >> it is. pompano is a fish from the florida gulf area and it's a real pretty fish. and we actually leave the skin on it. >> then you cook it skin up, you were telling me, why? >> we cook it skin up. the reason why because if you cook it skin down the skin would squeeze into the fish and it would make it bend so this way if you cook it with the skin up, after you cook, you turn it over, it lays flat. >> when you serve it you keep the skin on. >> the skin is on. skin on fish is really great so then when you turn it over, you cook the rest of the way, it actually comes out great. >> tell me the name of the dish. >> this is called the pompano pontchartrain. >> okay, we're seeing there -- >> sauteed crabmeat, white wine and shallots with salt and pepper. it's a great dish. >> take us through it. you got your piece of fish. what do you do if you can't find pompano at your store? >> we substitute it with drum. i've already used maui maui and sometimes we use a salmon so we substitute with different types of fish. oil on both sides and we do seasons on both sides. >> then you get it in the pan. how long does it cook? >> depending on the thickness of the fish, only a couple of minutes, maybe five, ten minutes
on each side. and it's done. >> and the indicator is make sure it looks white and flaky. >> well, you look at the skin. the skin is going to -- i mean the flavor and the texture of it is going to change. >> okay, i want to take you over here because once it's cooked then we add some seasonings. >> yes, we add seasonings to it. and then it's crabmeat with onions and that, and it has white wine in it and then we take this fish, like i said, in a pan, skin up, great-looking fish. >> yeah. >> and then we have these over here. after you put it in the pan we just turn these and see how pretty it looks. >> oh, my gosh. that looks so good. don't worry, crew. there's enough for everybody. >> oh, we have enough. we have enough. >> you also brought some sides that your restaurant is famous for. >> we have a roasted corn that we're famous for and then we also have potato gratin. >> i just want to show the end result because on your pompano you're serving the crabmeat on top. >> crabmeat on top. >> so, it's like a seafood medley. >> absolutely. >> extraordinaire. did you all know that your
restaurant created oysters rockefeller, which i did not know until this morning. >> yes, we did. >> thank you for that. >> and the creation was, you know, when we created this dish, the family did this and what it is, it's named rockefeller for the richness of the sauce, you know, it's a really rich sauce so that's why we did it that way. >> chef, i just want to say we brought sides, the corn, your delicious potato dish, and then the dessert. >> that is a baked alaska. we actually -- what's good about the baked alaska, we're proud of it, is that you can take this and, you know, like with "gma," we can make this special for any event. >> and i know you're going to give us the recipe online, but tell the truth, because baked alaska seems like a big challenge. >> no, it's not a big challenge. i mean, after you learn how to use, you know, once you use the egg whites and that and learn how to make that, it's fine. >> you need a big knife to cut it. >> it's better than fine. it's better than fine. it's delicious. >> and what i'm going to do, i'll finish this off with tabasco. >> we'll finish it off on the
commercial break and let the crew try it. everybody, you can get the recipes, chef michael's pompano pontchartrain on our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! thank you, chef. >> thank you. >> continued success. coming up, everybody, tory is here with our biggest "deals & steals" ever. these are some of oprah's favorite things.
after this tough winter a record number of claims are expected in the hardest-hit areas so we took a look at when it pays to file a claim and when it may not. abc's mara schiavocampo has the details on how you might be able to save some big bucks. >> reporter: insurance, we see the commercials all the time from allstate's mayhem to state farm's jingle. >> to the jingle. ♪ like a good neighbor state farm is there ♪ >> reporter: insurance is the best way to help you bounce back from life's unwanted surprises like medical problems, car accidents and emergency home repairs. but filing a claim can be confusing. >> to many americans insurance policies are like reading greek. >> reporter: and how do you know when you should and should not file a claim? insurance expert bob rusbuldt breaking it down for "gma investigates." first, when to file. rusbuldt says always file a claim when you damage someone else's property.
>> you may think you have a little minor incident and three weeks later you're sued for whiplash. >> reporter: that's exactly what george brown says happened to him. he says he got into a fender bender, decided not to file a claim and was later sued for $125,000. >> did not think that they would sue me for damages because there was no way that anyone was injured. >> you have to file a claim to protect yourself because of litigation. >> reporter: next, he says report any issue that could result in continuing damage. and what's the benefit of filing early? >> even if you think it's a minor thing now, it could be much larger than you imagine. >> reporter: now when it's better not to file. if it's the same incident over and over, father of two, rob berger, says his two teens got in multiple minor car accidents that thankfully didn't involve other cars and he did not file any claims. >> i was concerned that if we submitted every single fender bender as a claim it would
eventually negatively affect our premiums. >> reporter: and experts say he's absolutely right. >> sometimes insurance companies will non-renew you if you file so many claims where they're losing money. >> reporter: also, don't file if the accident cost is close to your deductible, just pay out of pocket. >> if you have a $500 deductible in your insurance policy and the claim is for $535, you may get the $35 now and you may get $120 increase in your premium. >> reporter: but if disaster does strike, reclaiming stability and safeguarding your life is key. >> nobody wants to use insurance, but it is critical that you have it. >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> thanks to mara for that. and you can get more money-saving insurance tips on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! we'll be right back with tory. big "deals & steals," all of oprah's favorite things.
we're going to get to the "deals & steals" but we have to show you your first look at "o" magazine's 15th anniversary issue, and we are celebrating that with a very special edition of "deals & steals" dedicated to ms. o. all-time oprah favorites. tory johnson has brought us a special guest, as well, adam glassman is here, creative director of "o," to tell us about these products. i want to start with harry barker. >> we have great stuff. you know everyone knows that oprah is obsessed with her dogs. >> spin it around. >> we have assorted dog stuff from harry barker. this stuff is incredible. it's eco friendly. they make the best dog beds, dog toys, dog treats, everything in the world and what's so good, eco friendly, really beautifully made. >> they're really cute. >> but they also look beautiful in your home. >> yeah. >> which is what you love. >> yes. and the dog treats. >> you'll love the prices too. >> talk to us. >> we got a really big deal from
harry barker. so, the prices are normally starting from $10 to $150 depending on what you choose. today only slashed in half so 5 to 75 bucks. >> nicely done. >> thank you, oprah. >> very good. >> all right, next up, everybody, you know the truth. love is everything. >> love is everything. and anyone who follows oprah on instagram will know she wears these peace love world t-shirts every weekend. feel how soft. >> yeah, my daughter loves these. >> they're great. they're a hybrid between -- a hybrid between a t-shirt and sweatshirt. they really are oprah's favorite things. >> i love the motto. love is everything. >> it's beautiful. >> and the deal is everything. >> the deal is great. okay, today, only from peace love world normally either of these two tops is $98, slashed in half, 49 plus free shipping from peace love world. free shipping. >> and they are very cozy. treat yourself, everybody. they're really nice. all right, another favorite
thing, i think i have seen oprah wear these? >> yes, you have and when you celebrate a 15th anniversary you do it with crystal. you have to look at these incredible readers. they come in three different strengths, and they come in 12 different colors. you can choose your birthstone. that's yours. >> this is my birthstone. >> yes. >> or your favorite color. >> where am i? >> that may not be your strength. >> that may not be your strength. >> but, lara, they are hand set with swarovski crystals so each one is really beautiful and they're lightweight and sturdy. >> fun, and i love the colors. get more than one to dress up your outfit and be able to read the menu. >> amazing deal from jimmy crystal so normally three different strengths you can choose from. 12 options, $43 today only slashed in half, $21.50. for your very own birthstone readers. >> all right, i love them. and then -- >> a pair of jeans. >> voila. >> jeans, jeans, jeans, which are part of everyone's staple. >> yes. >> jeans are your staple but these from nydj. let me tell you something, oprah wears these. she wore them on the cover last month. >> i loved that. the cover with the ponytail. oprah, you look 15. >> let me tell you about these jeans, they have a lift tuck technology.
they're guaranteed to make you look -- >> did you hear that, ladies. lift tuck. >> you will look one size slimmer in these. 20 different styles. multiple washes. >> your wallet will be bulging because you're saving money. >> but before we even get to that honestly they come in every size from petite to plus and everything in between. >> everybody, listen up. talk to us. >> starting at $104, these are slashed by 55%, so $47 to $63 and free shipping. free shipping today. >> lift tuck. you can have one of these. >> yes, because no celebration is complete without delicious desserts, okay, you have to try these. whoopie pies that are made in maine. they're the most delicious thing. i think of them as a glamorous kind of devil dog or an alternative to a cupcake. >> you're getting 17 in this deal, an amazing deal from wicked whoopie. normally $35 slashed in half, $15 for all 17. 57% savings plus five bonus deals you can only get on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!
>> thank you to adam. thank you to our vendors. everybody, check those out on our website and check this out coming up -- don't check this out, but check out the "frozen" feed. these two letting it go. ♪ can't hold it back anymore ♪ ♪ let it go ♪ "good morning america's" "deals & steals" is brought to you by bank of america. use your bankamericard cash rewards credit card for these deals and earn cash back. ♪ what they're going to say ♪
♪ let it go ♪ "good morning america" is brought to you by macy's. ♪ can't hold it back anymore ♪ >> it is the ultimate "frozen" fan tribute. take a look at this. ♪ >> ooh. ♪ >> very impressive. jason is a music teacher and sara is a 12-year-old piano star on youtube. their video already getting more than 2 million clicks and counting. >> that's amazing. >> try that at home. >> double jointed. >> the ladies of "gma" say have a great day. >> yeah, have a good one, everybody. everybody.
good morning i'm eric thomas. first up a look at the forecast. >> good morning, everybody. we have gusty breezes out there. expect those to calm down into the afternoon hours. temperatures will respond. 65 in san francisco, one of the coolest spots along with 63 in half-moon bay. all of us in the 70s. tonight sop only the inland will drop into the 30s. as far as tomorrow, it's the warmest day of the forecast. look at the 50s and 60s starting sunday with a slight chance of showers in the morning. a tight shot from our camera on the lanes heading in the westbound dmaize. with had an earlier motorcycle crash that has left us with backup in the wake. now we have this new accident in
one of the tunnel eastbound side and it's blocking middle lanes. now time for live with kelly and announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from the drama "american crime," actor timothy hutton. and from the new series, "lip sync battle," chrissy teigen. we continue our new york autoshow week with a look at the newest and latest s.u.v.'s. plus mark consuelos returns for another day of co-hosting. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] now, here are kelly ripa and mark consuelos! [cheers and applause] ♪